(In)Famous Hacking Groups

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Hacking Groups

The Different Hacking Groups Hacking Groups are a staple of cybersecurity culture. Since the 1995 release of the movie Hackers, there has been a very specific subset of cultural cliches we associate with all hacking groups. However, some hacking groups aren’t youthful, energetic teenagers or lone wolfs. In fact, some groups are state sponsored, and … Read more

A Brief and Incomplete History of Cybersecurity

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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Many people assume that cybersecurity is a new vector, relatively starting within the last decade. However, cybersecurity history dates back to the seventies, before most people even had a computer. We have covered hacking incidents that took place before computers, but for the purposes of this article, our timeline starts in 1971, with an experiment. … Read more

Hacking Through History: Three People Who Hacked Without Computers

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Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

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People usually attribute the history of cybersecurity to the Creeper. The Creeper was an infamous program that acted as the first virus in history. This 1971 virus was distributed to mainframe computers and possessed to ability to move around. The program was not malicious in anyway. The Creeper did no damage.  It simply would display … Read more